Sarah Ramberg

My Best Thrifting Tips

My Best Thrifting Tips

Over my years as an upcycling blogger, I’ve been asked to give thrifting tips on more than one occasion. And I always try to give insightful advice or suggestions when I answer. But the truth is this: successful thrifting is never guaranteed, no matter how many tips and tricks you read about or try. Like gambling, there is a lot of chance and luck involved. But there are ways to improve your odds of having more scores and better hauls when you go thrifting. These thrifting tips may not be revolutionary to some, but they’re good reminders before your next secondhand shopping adventure.

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Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Like many folks out there, our garage regularly suffers from a lack of organization. We both suffer from a “we’ll put it back later” mentality when it comes to replacing tools and such, instead leaving things strewn about haphazardly for way too long. But I recently had to buy a second trowel because I simply could not find our original one, which is when I knew it was time for a garden tool organizer. An organizer or hanger that I would actually use time and time again.Read more ›

Mid-Century Modern Wall Decor from a Collage Frame

Mid-Century Modern Wall Decor from a Collage Frame

As you likely recall from this initial thrifting post and this follow-up thrifting post, we are still in the process of decorating our home. I’m still hunting for mid-century modern wall decor, and spotted this collage frame while at a Habitat ReStore last year.Read more ›

Fun and Junky Planters for Your Yard

Fun and Junky Planters for Your Yard

Using unique and unexpected items as planters is always in style at this time of year. Whether it comes from a flea market, a thrift store, or the storage shed out back, I always ask the same question: What can I plant in this? And if you’re on the hunt for some inspiration for a few planters with personality, then you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›

Upcycle Projects with Light Fixtures

Upcycle Projects with Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are something you always find at certain kinds of thrift stores- especially Habitat ReStores. Chandeliers, pendant lights, ceiling fans, and more; there are always an abundance of these fixtures available. And while some of them are perfectly fine for wiring into your home, there are lots of other ways to repurpose them as well. So, if you’d like some DIY inspiration for light fixtures before your next thrifting run, you’ve come to the right place.

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Easter Crafts from Thrift Store Finds

Easter Crafts from Thrift Store Finds

Now that winter is in the rearview mirror, it’s definitely time to shift gears towards all things eggs, bunnies, and baskets. In other words, Easter crafts! And the thrift store is a great place to find items that are perfect for upcycling into Easter decor. Ready to be inspired for all things pastel and hoppy?

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Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Tennis Rackets

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Tennis Rackets

Vintage tennis rackets hide in the corners of our garages and the back of thrift store shelves. Made of wood and sometimes encased in a racket press, they have long since retired from the game. But don’t let them fool you: their sweet spot has simply changed from the court to the crafting table. Because there are some FUN ways to upcycle old wooden rackets.Read more ›

Milk Glass Vases as St. Patrick’s Day Decor

Milk Glass Vases as St. Patrick’s Day Decor

For years now, I’ve been casually collecting milk glass vases while thrifting. I’ve enjoyed gathering different sizes and designs but until recently, had only used them in winter decor. But with Spring approaching I finally decided to break out of that decorating habit.Read more ›

Irish Decor in a Vintage Mason Jar

Irish Decor in a Vintage Mason Jar

Back when I was 25-years-old, I treated myself to a trip to Ireland. I quickly fell in love with the entire country, but specifically a region called The Burren. For a girl from the Chicago suburbs, its pastoral simplicity was almost exotic. I made a mental note to somehow capture it in miniature to use as Irish decor for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Boho Decor Projects for a Vibrant Home

Boho Decor Projects for a Vibrant Home

Colorful and vibrant, boho decor is an ongoing trend that shows no signs of slowing down. There are variations of this style, of course- some are more neutral and calm, while others are more global and eclectic. But, what they all have in common are elements that are unique and bespoke to your home, which makes these boho decor projects even more appealing.Read more ›